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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Coachbuilding — Pollock, William Henry,


Pollock, William Henry, Coach Builder and General Blacksmith, and agent for the Massey-Harris Bicycles, Page Street, Stratford. This business is conducted in a wood and iron building which contains a general smith's shop, a wheelwright's shop, and a paint shop. There is also a convenient office. The smith's shop was the first establishment of its kind in Stratford, and was founded by Mr. James McKenzie in the year 1879. Nine persons are employed. Mr. Pollock was born in 1872, in Belfast, Ireland, where he was educated. He landed in Wellington in February, 1885. Then he went to Taranaki, learned his trade in Stratford, and was employed for ten years in the establishment, of which he became owner in 1896. Mr. Pollock is married, and has two sons and three daughters.